VANCOUVER, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileTrans, the popular software from Wondershare that transfers data between multiple-branded phones and tablets received an update today that offers users military-grade data destruction to erase all information from their old device after the transfer is complete.
With rising concerns of smartphone security - the new upgrade gives users the peace of mind in knowing their personal information is not vulnerable to identity theft. MobileTrans uses the HMG IS5 data destruction standard that is a military-grade data wipe method used by the British Government to destroy confidential data.
In a recent study by Life Assistance, it was found that 54% of second-hand phones still contained personal data, but only 81% of people said they attempted to wipe their phone before selling or trading it in. Researchers purchased 35 used phones from Ebay and their study found that 19 of these devices still had texts, emails and even bank details on them putting the previous owner at a huge risk of identity and credit card fraud. Even those who use the factory reset option on their devices, still leave traces of data behind that can be retrieved. With MobileTrans (for Android and iPhone) new deletion feature, every single trace of a previous user will be removed with '0' chance of being recovered.
With the infiltration of new smartphones being released such as the recent Samsung Galaxy S5, the HTC One (M8) and the anticipated iPhone6 - many people are switching from phone to phone. MobileTrans has always made it easy to transfer data from one phone to another but what about your old device? Many of them end up on eBay or Craigslist where identity thieves can easily dig for personal data - even after manual deletion or a factory reset.
"We know that MobileTrans users are likely to sell or give away their old phone after they swap over their data, and with identity theft from smartphones on the rise, we want to ensure our customers are safe," said JoJo Kwan, MobileTrans Product Manager at Wondershare. "Personally, I am put at ease knowing this feature is available for when I upgrade phones. I would hate to have my personal photos, texts etc. in the hands of the wrong person. With the success of our Wondershare SafeEraser product, we know this feature is in high demand."
MobileTrans Version 5.0.0 is available now with the new deletion feature that will protect customers by permanently deleting data from their old device after it helps to transfer that data to their new phone. Transfer your digital data and protect your digital life with MobileTrans.
What's New for MobileTrans Version 5.0.0:
- Permanently delete all data from your iPhone or Android: MobileTrans will thoroughly scan your device and wipe everything from your phone.
- Supports over 3,000 devices including iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, BlackBerry, ZET, Huawei, and many more.
- Network agnostic - Works with AT&T, Metro, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon phones, etc.
Price and Availability
Wondershare MobileTrans 5.0.0 for the Windows platform is currently available from the Wondershare web store for an affordable single-use price of $19.95; or $39.95 for five uses.
Learn more about Wondershare's entire lineup of award winning mobile, multi-media, business productivity, PDF, and system utility software products at Wondershare.com.
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